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EPSOM & UTICA by Faye Ashton

It was a short treat to experience a high of 14 degrees on Sunday, midday, with the sun shining too. So enjoyable and so much to be thankful for in this area and so much our hearts are crying out for, as Ukraine citizens are being attacked by the Russians.

As this community has supported the Canadian Food Grain Bank for 36 years I noticed a request for donations to help Ukraine through this very difficult time. The address to contribute directly by phone is 204-944-1993, by email is or by snail mail is Canadian Food Grains Bank, PO Box 767 Winnipeg. MB..R3C 2L4. The Canadian government matches your donation 3 to 1, which helps make each donation a greater gift.

A belated Happy 97th Birthday wishes to a beautiful Epsom friend Betty Tapscott, who has resided at Butternut retirement home for several years and to Lorraine Brown on March 19th. Along with her husband, Ron raised their family on Medd road. Happy birthday wishes on March 10th and 11th to Beth and her daughter Jaime Wilson. Wishing each a very special day and year.

To all who are celebrating in any way this month we send our blessings for love, peace and happiness. It is time again to get the taps in our maple trees. Friday and Saturday were busy days getting ordinary farm chores done and taps in but It happened. Hopefully, the majority of the pails stayed with the trees during Sunday’s strong wind.

I am happy to report the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival is a go this Spring, on April 2nd and 3rd.

Now we are starting our journey cautiously back to church, nursing home visits and having friends visit again. Let’s still care for one another by being careful in all we do.

We welcome everyone to the next worship and fellowship at Epsom United Church on Sunday, March 20th with Rev. Edith Ann as minister. All protocols are still in place until further notice.

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